1st SAL.....Peg, Dale and I committed to stitching Anni Downs - A Gardener's Journal in March. I blogged about this on my blog thinking maybe one or 2 others may join us and lots of girls indicated an interest so I decided to start this blog where we can all encourage each other to meet the goals set along the way....March 2010 -March 2011...........
2nd SAL ......well so many of the girls wanted to continue on with another project and some new girls joined us and now approx 91 girls are stitching Natalie Bird's Tis the Season. March to Sept 2011...............
3rd SAL....many girls want to stick with the SAL so now we have moved onto Anni Downs Some Kind of Wonderful - My Favourite Things Quilt.......Oct 2011-Oct 2012.........
Where are we now.....
4th SAL 2013...is numerous smaller projects from the previous 2 books Tis the Season and Some Kind of Wonderful plus some projects from Red Home by Natalie Bird approx 60 ladies stitching together.........
2014 we had the year off..............
5th SAL 2015..........inspired to continue we are doing another quilt project.....Anni Downs newest quilt Natures Journey.....
6th SAL 2017.............A Holly Cottage Christmas by Michelle Ridgway.......once again the pattern is in an affordable book so it is easy for everyone to join in...........and you can raid your stash for the fabrics........or lash out and buy a the whole lot........this SAL will be run by Fiona aka Bubz Rugz and Raewyn........
Chookyblue........

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Aug Blocks done.....

Well I have completed the appliqueing and stitching on my blocks for Aug...


I still don't know what I am doing for sashings ????????    I'll make a few more blocks and then see...


Hugz  Maria :)

https://maria-lifeontheblock.blogspot.com

June July and August

June and July blocks were completed a couple of weeks ago.



I decided to piece all my blocks when I was doing these two as I had the time then.


August block was finished today .


Stitching Fun ..   De






Thursday, August 10, 2017

Susan: July Block

It was finished, but I was staying where I couldn't access wifi - first vacation in 7 years! So, here it is in all its glory.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

June and July Blocks

Loving everyone's blocks and all so different. Here are my June and July blocks.  Now for some reason I had it in my head July was the Gingerbread block, so will swap those around. Cheryl

 
Just the stitchery to do.
 
 

Monday, August 7, 2017

Hello .....

 hello to you all....

So we are now at August, and our lovely block Christmas Blessings with a star and a heart aswell.

(I've just added the picture of the plan on the sidebar which hopefully makes it easier to see)

This block has a bit more applique than the ones we did before...

I have started by doing my star first and am now working on the heart....


Anyway - just popping in to remind you I am always watching and whipping!!

Righto, Gotto Go... that heart needs stitching!


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Using Christmas Thread.

Hello my friends.
I have been unwell with flu the last few weeks.
No stitching at all till late yesterday :(
I decided after seeing Fiona`s Stocking block
to use a Christmas thread for wording.
One of my sister`s gave me 
Cottage Garden Thread : Mistletoe
as part of my gift last Christmas.
I thought it suited July`s block,
so I am using it in this quilt.
I will re stitch block one`s words to match.


I am so pleased with this block.
The stand and topping have gold thread which makes it sparkle.
I used DMC 3052 for tie and back stitching of holly.
The blanket stitch on holly is DMC 936. 
The pudding DMC 3047.
Heart DMC 816.
Berry 221.
I have cut out my applique pieces for next block.
I only need to work out what size my background piece is to be.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

My July finish in August

As one of those who is supposed to be cracking the whip, I thought I'd better get myself organised and post my finished July block.
How are the rest of you doing with your blocks? Now that it's August it's time to start thinking about the Blessings block - plus a star plus a heart!
Happy stitching :-)
Raewyn.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Finally Success I Hope

Here I hope is my first completed block, if this works I will add my next one. For some reason I have made this simple act of posting extremely difficult.




Cheers,

Maxine